Catsus is an FCT Ph.D.program in catalysis and sustainability

Doctoral Programme in Catalysis and Sustainability

This FCT Ph.D. program was launched in 2014 and IST is the proponent institution. It is chaired by Prof. Armando Pombeiro and includes representatives of 5 participant Institutions.

Catalysis provides the highest contribution of Chemistry towards sustainable development, allowing reactions to be performed with the highest energy saving, in the most efficient, economical and environmental responsible way.



Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/UL) : Proponent Institution

Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE/IST/UL)

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FC/UL)

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCT/UC)

Instituto de Biotecnologia e Bioengenharia (IBB)

Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)


General Information

The CATSUS PhD consortium is based on the expertise, complementarity of skills and commitment to further develop a long-standing collaboration among the proposers, in the broad area of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. It constitutes a training- and research-based program at an international level comprising groups of scientific excellence within the host institutions, well-equipped facilities and highly qualified human resources. Collaboration with international reference research groups in academia and industry is a key component.


Call for applications

The call is open to students from all over the world. Typical eligible applicants should hold an MSc degree, or recognized equivalent, in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials, Pharmacy, Biochemistry or related areas, and have special interests in Catalysis topics. The second edition starts in February 2015. PhD grants are available (deadline for applications: October 31, 2014).